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“Beautiful Church”

Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzman
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Oaxaca City Sightseeing Tour: Temple of Santo Domingo de Guzman, Oaxaca...
Ranked #2 of 116 things to do in Oaxaca
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Owner description: One of the city's most ornate structures, this church is lavishly endowed with gold.
Vancouver, Washington
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“Beautiful Church”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2012

This is a great place to go later in the afternoon and just sit outside the church wjere lots of locals gather just to chat.

Visited October 2012
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“Gilted bas-relief saints”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2012

This temple holds mixed feelings for me. On one hand it is a beautiful example of colonial church building including bas relief sculptures protruding from the ceiling - that I haven't seen elsewhere. Most of the surfaces are gilt covered and showy.

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Los Cabos Mexico
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“WOW”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2012

This area is just spectacular. Oaxaca government has this building in a very good shape. It is clean, organized, spectacular. The Church is amazing and so is the museum.
I attended a wedding reception in the botanic gardens and you feel transported to another world. This is one of the best sites in Mexico

Visited October 2012
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San Diego, California
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“What history!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2012

Wonderful XVI century church. Lot's of history, wonderful architecture.

Museum next door is a must! Make room for 4-5 hours on this adventure!

Visited October 2012
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Caribbean Key, Florida, United States
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“PRETTIEST CHURCH I´VE EVER SEEN”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012

Templo Santo Domingo is the single most important attraction that you just CANNOT miss while you are touring Oaxaca City, my home for a while, as I get my teeth and my stomach worked on. The ornate baroque facade is HUGE and imposing and is used to project gigantic nighttime light shows during the Guelaguetza Indian dance festival in mid-July, which draws Indian tribes from all over the vast state of Oaxaca (it's the size of Arizona), as well as luring travelers from all over the world. Now we are getting ready to observe The Day of the Dead here on November 2. It is an extended Halloween celebration, featuring great costumes, dances, music and fireworks, and lots of tasty food and drinks! You should not miss it! Come and join us! You just won't believe the gold, gems, statues and paintings all over the inside of the church. St. Mark and many of the other statues seem like real people. Unbelievable!

Visited October 2012
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